Political Spectrum [ *Green (J. Stein) *H. Clint *D. Trump *G. Johnson Liberal (Democrats); Rights violating ideologies & systems (force); not focused on military - Pure Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Anarchy, Theocracy, etc; focused on terrorism - Majority is women; urban/large city voters Conservative (Republican); Rights respecting ideologies & systems (no force) - Capitalism, Classical Liberalism, Constitutional Republicanism - Libertarian; favor huge cuts = huge army, small govt. - Majority is men Moderate/centrists (Independent); Rights violating ideologies & systems (degrees of force) - Modern Liberalism, Progressivism, Conservatism, etc. *Extreme; narrow appeal
Political Spectrum Liberal Conservative ECONOMIC Govt programs to protect individual rights Recognize inequalities in society/respect differences Higher taxes Govt regulations Unemployment benefits and job training Spending on anti-drug campaigns Worker Rights; achieve economic freedom CIVIL RIGHTS More can be done to achieve equality Against segregation FOREIGN AFFAIRS Spread military to aid for humanitarian reasons Expand any foreign help ECONOMIC Economic freedoms and strict punishment of criminals Limit taxing and spending of government fiscal/lower taxes Traditional values/censorship Govt cutbacks on regulations Discourage drug-use Long prison terms + more prisons Business Rights, hate economic restrictions CIVIL RIGHTS People should be left alone to resolve their own disputes Likes segregation FOREIGN AFFAIRS Spread military would thin out defenses and become futile Honor UN and NATO to specific countries Franklin Delano Roosevelt - New Deal (Great Depression); reforms for fed govt can regulate commerce, social security. - 1933-37; programs were in response to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform. Brown v. Board Education; Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. Martin Luther King Jr.; equal treatment for all, civil disobedience Civil Rights Act of 1875; equal employment/education opportunities for all
Political Spectrum NATO, UN; Kuwait in Gulf War, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion and occupation of neighboring Kuwait in early August 1990. Alarmed by these actions, fellow Arab powers such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt called on the United States and other Western nations to intervene. Party Functions - Organize competition, unifies electorate, help organize the govt (patronage; appointments by majority of Senate given to those in winning party), turns platform into policy, provides loyal opposition (loyal to source of power while opposing actions - When losers in the political game continue to support the system, even when the system is against their ideology.) - Senate (treaties, override veto) ⅔ Nomination of Candidates Caucus (earliest method used) - Members from each municipality meet & vote, winner of municipality is reported, winner of most municipalities wins the state - More party control of candidate.
- Fall '17
- Mr. Dahms
- Electoral College, Political spectrum, popular vote, electoral vote